Italy Marks A Historic Turning Point in the Pandemic
Three months ago, as Italy became the world epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, government officials took increasingly drastic measures to try to contain the virus’s spread — isolating towns, cordoning off regions and finally imposing a strict nationwide lockdown that kept 60 million people largely confined to their homes.
Now, however, Italy on Wednesday is lifting its travel restrictions, allowing residents to move freely between regions and inviting travelers from much of Europe to visit without needing to quarantine.
It is a major milestone for a country that has served as a harbinger of the pandemic’s deadly toll and the draconian lockdowns were to follow around the world, but now hopes to signal that life can return to some semblance of normalcy.
“I’m coming home after three months. I could not wait,” a young woman …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]